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02/22/19 7:00 pm
Imagine being able to sit at the feet of the apostles and hear their stories of life with Jesus from their own lips. Imagine walking with those who ...Read More
02/21/19 7:00 pm
Margaret of Cortona, penitent, was born in Loviana in Tuscany in 1247. Her father was a small farmer. Margaret's mother died when she was seven years ...Read More
02/20/19 7:00 pm
Bishop and martyr. The bishop of Scythopolis in Galilee. He attended the Council of Chalcedon (451) and took part in the complete triumph of the ...Read More
02/22/19 2:41 pm
Twelve 'Concrete Procedural Steps' Proposed by American Cardinal to Hold Bishops Accountable for Abuse or Mishandling Cases of Abuse
The post FEATURE: With Accountability Demanded at Day Two of Summit for the Protection of Minors, Pope Appeals for Valuing Women As ‘The Church’ appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
02/22/19 1:12 pm
'We must not ignore the inexhaustible wealth that our faith has: that richness that is Jesus Christ himself.'
The post Africa: Not all Muslims are Terrorists, not all Priests are Pedophiles appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
02/22/19 11:14 am
Borders Closed with Colombia and Brazil
The post Venezuela: Bishops Beseech Government to Allow Humanitarian Aid appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
02/22/19 9:09 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy National Black Catholic CongressBy Joyce DurigaCHICAGO (CNS) -- With February being both Black History Month and Catholic Press Month, Daniel Rudd's story is worth knowing.
A pioneering Catholic journalist, he founded the national black newspaper the American Catholic Tribune and also was the founder of what is today the National Black Catholic Congress.Read More
02/22/19 6:32 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Maria Grazie Picciarella, poolBy Cindy WoodenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church should re-examine how "pontifical secret" is applied in clerical sex abuse cases so there is greater transparency in the cases and it is not invoked "to hide problems," said a canon lawyer and Vatican official.
Linda Ghisoni is a canon lawyer who serves as a consultant for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and is undersecretary for laity at the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. She was the first woman to give a major presentation at the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical abuse crisis.Read More
02/22/19 5:03 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul HaringBy Carol GlatzVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For the Catholic Church, there is a "line in the sand," which can never be crossed, and that is to not allow anyone who harms or would harm a child to exercise public ministry, said Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston.
In fact, removing someone from public ministry for abuse should be seen not so much as a punitive act as much as it is an urgent pastoral and "prudential" measure to keep young people safe, added Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta.Read More